Leadership

Insights

A businessman walks across the street, wheeling a bag. | Reuters/Yuya Shino
January 6, 2017
Infographic

Do Corporate Boards Pick the Best CEOs?

Research shows what happens to succession winners and losers.

Insights

Renee James, Kent Thiry, Meg Whitman, Mitt Romney, Jill Abramson, Doug Leone, Sue Desmond Hillmann, Sir Alex Ferguson | Natalie White and Stacy Geiken
December 26, 2016
Written

What Matters Most to Top Business and Political Leaders

Meg Whitman, Mitt Romney, and others share their priorities in life.

Insights

Three blind students lead one another | Dave Power | Courtesy of the Perkins School for the Blind
December 6, 2016
Written

Bringing a Business Mindset to Educating Visually Impaired Students

The country’s oldest school for blind students turns to mobile apps, online courses, and driverless cars.

Insights

Participants of the "Start Up Chile" program at work | Reuters/Ivan Alvarado
December 14, 2016
Written

How to Build a Better Startup Team

Take time to ensure that your earliest hires fit your company culture.

Insights

A man looks through binoculars | Reuters/Luke MacGregor
December 19, 2016
Written

A Look Back at 2016

Read 10 Stanford Business stories from the past year, including pieces on work-life balance, power, and management.

Insights

A man watches videos on his phone | Reuters/Damir Sagolj
December 15, 2016
Written

Seven Popular Business Videos of 2016

Faculty and guest speakers on topics ranging from storytelling to simplicity.

Leadership in Focus is a large collection of short videos that bring to life real-world business challenges and spark lively discussions aimed at improving executive skills. Each short video is accompanied by teaching notes for added context, suggested discussion questions and role-playing ideas to help engage groups of managers in learning experiences of their own. Leaders may also experience the cases online with opportunities to calibrate their thinking for actionable insights.

Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

Latest Stories in Leadership

May 18, 2016
Written

How Companies Can Solve the Pay Equity Problem

A labor economist reveals how to close the pay gap.
April 25, 2016
Written

Nick Karnaze: “Life’s a Team Sport”

How the death of fellow Marine inspired a veteran to start his own business.
April 13, 2016
Written

How One Social Enterprise Is Scaling Faster Than The Rest

Growing an organization is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.
April 12, 2016
Written

David Cooper: “It’s How You Get There”

A Navy SEAL turned businessman discusses teamwork, design thinking, and strategy.
April 4, 2016
Written

A Big Data Approach to Public Speaking

Key takeaways from analyzing 100,000 presentations.
March 29, 2016
Written

Six Startup Lessons Every Founder Should Know

The entrepreneurs who launched Netflix, Instagram, and others explain what they learned on the way up.
March 28, 2016
Written

Mbwana Alliy: “Africa is About to Peak”

A fund helps startups in sub-Saharan Africa rise from obscurity.
March 23, 2016
Written

What Business Can Learn from Protestors

Protests do more than draw attention to causes. They can also spur innovation.
March 15, 2016
Written

Solving Silicon Valley’s Gender Problem

The authors of a survey on women in high tech answer the question: What now?
March 9, 2016
Video

Creating Corporate Longevity

Strategic leadership can shape a business to go the distance.